Tracks in the consented area include Lake Minchin, Poulter Valley and the Andrews Stream to Casey Hut. Signs are posted at the start of all relevant tracks. Following the aerial application staff checked and cleared tracks of all 1080 pellets. There is also a 100m exclusion zone around all relevant huts.
This is to control possums to protect the critically endangered orange-fronted parakeet / kākāriki found only in three Canterbury beech-forests valleys.
For more information refer to the Eastern South Island pesticide summary.
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Arthur's Pass Route Guide 9 - Minchin Pass. This route travels the eastern and northern flanks of the park. The sections through the upper Minchin Stream and Townsend Creek are more adventurous.
Arthur's Pass Route Guide 10 - Casey Saddle - Binser Saddle. This is a pleasant two day tramp, crossing easy saddles on well-defined tracks through open mountain beech forest.
Grid reference: Topo50 map sheet BV21, E1507114, N5250139
Arthur's Pass National Park is situated between Canterbury and the West Coast in the South Island of New Zealand.
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